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Tuesday, 25 May 2004
The All New Yahoo Messenger v6Yahoo Messenger "The All New Yahoo! Messenger" v6

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Recently Yahoo! dumped all previous version 6 and 5.6's off their server, a right royal pain in the bum if you're one who loves either of these or if they are the only versions your computer likes but all is not lost though because as at the time of writing this, while you are not able to download either of these versions from Yahoo! you can still connect to Yahoo's servers with them so take note of the following, the last version 6 released was v6.0.0.1922 on 27 February 05 and the last version 5.6 was 5.6.1358 (9 January 04) both of which you can download from :)

NOTE: if you're running a previous version and you're finding the update notice annoying you can disable it by renaming yupdater.exe to yupdater.OLD, you can locate this file at C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\

minimum system requirements
Must have's...
Windows 98/2000/Me/XP
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5+
Macromedia Flash Player 6.0+

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Can have's...
Windows Media Player 7+
Webcam Messenger compatible
DSP Group TrueSpeechTM audio compression (CODEC)
56k or broadband Internet connection (LAUNCHcast)
A microphone, sound card, and speakers
Note: Yahoo no longer supports Windows 95 and NT.
if you're a w95 or wNT user plse see our support pages for Yahoo Messenger version 5.6

Last Version 6 Released... 27 February 05 •
download from
installer problems? try the direct approach forum thread Yahoo Messenger, Released 2-27-05
thanks loads to JeStEr :)

Previous versions... 17 February 05
download from
irect approach forum thread Yahoo Messenger, ymsgr_1921.exe
thanks loads to pocker_rocket_1970 and thenavigator19 for providing the information :) 10 August 04
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installer problems? try the direct approach forum thread Yahoo Messenger v6,0,0,1750
thanks loads to thenavigator19 for providing the information :) 13 July 04 download location forum thread Yahoo Messenger v6,0,0,1710
thanks loads to kat (aka mystikwitch) for providing the information :) 16 June 04 download location forum thread Yahoo Messenger v6,0,0,1671
thanks loads to kat (aka mystikwitch) for providing the information :) 24 May 04
download location forum thread Yahoo Messenger v6,0,0,1643

News and burble...
We're slowly going to bring our beta support pages across to this section, so far we have...
v6 FAQ, v6 Smileys, More Smiley Info and Smiley Comparison. Using Stealth Mode (well worth checking out if you're unsure how "invisibility" works), Display Images, (Display) Pictures and Avatars. Connection (ports, servers, protocols) and when it all goes pear shaped how to Contact Yahoo

We're slowly chugging our way through the drop dead cool "All New Yahoo Messenger" (no longer BETA) and so far we have covered the latest Yahoo Messenger smileys (of course! how could we not *g*) you'll find listed the basic smiley information under Smileys, this gives you the full list of smileys currently available (including the old, the new, the secret / hidden smileys) and their associated keystrokes. If you're after at a loss with regard to what smileys are new, which are hidden / secret and which of the old have been revamped then check out More Smiley Info and if you want to compare the smileys between version 5.6 and 6 then Smileys v5.6 vs v6.0

Yahoo Messenger v6 AudiblesIf you're humming about whether to take the leap to v6.0 (remember this version is not compatible with windows 95 or windows NT) and want to know what may lie ahead for you check out our forum thread Yahoo Messenger v6,0,0,1643 for details, potential problems you may experience and the opinions of others who are currently using this version.

Yahoo Messenger v6.0 comes with some pretty funky new features, we've covered Stealth Settings/Mode , Audibles and we've recently added tutorials (and introductions) to using Display Images which includes setting up and creating your own Display Picture or Avatar.

Yahoo! AvatarsFAQ is currently a little sparse (not enough time or hands *g*) but it's a start, remember you are more than welcome to post any futher questions you may have about this version at our Forum, registration (required if you wish to post a message) is a simple process and you wont get spammed once you've signed up.. that's a promise :)

Worthy of a mention...
• in previous versions of YIM our status messages were limited to around 48 characters, with the beta you can now make them reeeeeeally loooooooooong
• IMV (IMVironment) windows are huge.. dont go thinking you're the only one with this problem :
• we're limited to 6 smileys per message

External Links for v6.0:
Yahoo! Messenger Tour:
Yahoo! Messenger Help:
Yahoo! Messenger Windows Messenger 6.0 Help:
Yahoo! Messenger Terms of Service:
Yahoo! Messenger Security Updates:

Need Help? Can Help?
at our forum (for Instant Messenger Help, Support, Smileys & Plonking) you'll find a section dedicated to Yahoo Messenger related questions and information... if you have an Yahoo Messenger problem please don't hesitate to register and post your question there. Equally so.. if you're a bit of a whizz on Yahoo Messenger we're always on the look out for members to chip in and lend a hand around the place.. and it's always greatly apprecicated and you'll be rewarded with loads of warm fuzzies ;)



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